From an IM Conversation (

through the wonderful power of Google desktop search tool (I know Amir would love it!), I discovered this little snippet of our IM conversation when I was in Europe a couple of years ago:

Wed Oct 30 21:49:47 2002
[21:55] ibarmash: i’ve noticed myself strangely attracted to eating burger king here
[21:55] AmirLopatin: dont eat beef!
[21:55] ibarmash: i began to understand america’s obsession with fast food
[21:55] ibarmash: hehe
[21:55] AmirLopatin: they have mad cow diesase!
[21:55] AmirLopatin: in europe
[21:55] AmirLopatin: u wil go crazy!
[21:56] ibarmash: too late!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
[21:56] ibarmash: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[21:56] ibarmash: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
[21:56] AmirLopatin: :)so one cow says to the other
[21:56] AmirLopatin: did you hear bessie?
[21:56] AmirLopatin: the rancher over the hill discovered mad cow disease
[21:56] AmirLopatin: in his cows
[21:57] AmirLopatin: they are all going to be killed
[21:57] AmirLopatin: so the other cow replies,
[21:57] AmirLopatin: “good thing we are ducks”!